ELMA — Maintaining the momentum it displayed late in the opening game, Hoquiam swept an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader from Elma, 5-1 and 13-3, on Thursday at Elma.
With a quality start from Elma’s Brody Rustemeyer, Hoquiam had a hard time scoring runs early on in the first game but padded its lead with a three-run seventh. Sean McAllister and Payton Quintanilla combined on a two-hitter for the Grizzlies.
Hoquiam had the bats come alive a bit more in the second game and got three RBIs from Garrett Bradley, who also had two doubles.
“Its a real team effort,” Hoquiam head coach Steve Jump said. “Me and the coaches were very impressed with their play. The bats came alive, which was really nice to see and the pitching was really good.”
Jump highlighted Walker Dunn, who has been hitting well lately and the defense of center fielder Jonathan Escoffon.
“Elma has a lot of potential and I think they’re going to surprise some people this year,” the Hoquiam coach added.
Elma coach Jim Hill cited the pitching of Rustemeyer in the opener.
“I’m very excited about the progress that we’re making,” Hill said. “It’s all about getting outs and we’re working on that in practice.”
The Grizzlies (2-0, 5-2-1) are scheduled to host Montesano today. The Eagles (0-2, 3-5) are home against Monte on April 13.
Hoquiam 100 010 3 — 5 5 2
Elma 000 001 0 — 1 2 4
McAllister, Quintanilla (5) and Folkers; Rustemeyer, French (7) and Jacobson.
RBI: Hoquiam — Quintanilla, Dunn, McAllister. Two hits:Hoquiam — Folkers, Dunn. Elma — Swint.
Winning pitcher — McAllister (walked three; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Rustemeyer (walked four; struck out two).
Elma 011 10 — 3 6 2
Hoquiam 344 02 — 13 14 0
Shriver, French (2) and Jacobson; Dunn, Larsen and Folkers.
RBI: Elma — Coonse, Rustemeyer. Hoquiam — Bradley 3, Dunn 2, McAllister 2, Quintanilla, Odell, Hurley, Folkers. Three hits: Hoquiam — Bradley. Two hits: Elma — Rustemeyer, Richardson. Hoquiam — Folkers, McAllister, Dunn. Triples: Elma — Richardson. Hoquiam — Quintanilla, Odell. Doubles: Elma — Rustemeyer, Richardson, Aho. Hoquiam — Bradley 2, Anderson, Rivera, McAllister.
Winning pitcher — Dunn (walked two; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Shriver (walked three; struck out none).
Bearcats 10, Bobcats 0
CHEHALIS — Powerful Chehalis completed its second 10-run victory over Aberdeen in as many days on Thursday at Chehalis.
Details were not reported. Aberdeen (0-2, 2-4) visits Chehalis today.
Elks 8, Wildcat JVs 5
WESTPORT — Lake Quinault did all its scoring in the first three innings to beat the Ocosta junior varsity on Thursday at the GAR Park.
The Elks (1-3) made the most of only four hits, capitalizing only six Ocosta errors.
“We were able to move guys around the bases, either by stealing or by benefit of errors,” Lake Quinault coach Keith Samplawski said. “Then some timely hits got us up early.”
He cited Thunder Mowitch for relief pitching and Eliceo Escobar for his defense at first base.
After an absence of a few years, the Elks will resume their spring break road trip, visiting Johnson Bayou, La., on Wednesday and Waterloo, Ala., on Friday.
L. Quinault 422 000 0 — 8 4 3
Ocosta JV 310 001 0 — 5 7 6
DeMarco, Mowitch (4), Espinoza (7) and Neeland, DeMarco (4); Reed, relievers unavailable and Mefford.
RBI: Lake Quinault — Neeland. Ocosta — Mefford, Taylor 2. Two hits: Ocosta — Taylor. Doubles: Ocosta — Figueroa.
Winning pitcher — DeMarco (walked four; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Reed (walked five; struck out five).
Titans 13, Vikings 3
MOSSYROCK — Don Ward drove in four runs as Pe Ell-Willapa Valley thumped Mossyrock in a Central League game Thursday at Mossyrock.
Ward and Tyson Nissell had two hits apiece as the Titans (3-3, 3-4) rebounded after a couple of rough outings.
Titan coach Kelly Barnum said his players were able to productively study Viking pitchers from the on-deck circle and time pitches effectively.
The Titans host Naselle in a non-leaguer April 6.
PWV 710 50 — 13 8 2
Mossyrock 002 10 — 3 5 2
Bair and Ashley; Fried (relief pitchers unavailable) and Thompson.
RBI: PWV — Nissell 2, Don Ward 4, Bair, Smith, Barnum, Ashley, Hoke. Mossyrock — Senek, Fried. Two hits: PWV — Ward, Nissell. Triples: PWV — Nissell. Doubles: PWV — Gerow, Nissell, Ward, Ashley.
Winning pitcher — Bair (walked three; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Fried (walked one; struck out none).
Titans 20, Vikings 2
MOSSYROCK — Scoring multiple runs in every inning, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley needed only three innings to finish off Mossyrock in a Central 2B League game shortened by the 15-run mercy rule.
Ten of PWV’s 12 hits were singles, with Morgan Coady and Megan Krafcyk delivering doubles.
Titan coach Ken Olson cited Sid Pollard, who had three hits and played well defensively at the unfamiliar position of first base.
“We had plenty of kids contributing and the defense was solid again,” Olson said. “I think we’ve had only two errors all year.”
The Titans (5-0) visit Toutle Lake in a makeup game today.
PWV 63(11) — 20 12 0
Mossyrock 200 — 2 2 4
Kamryn Adkins and Ritzman; Hadaller and Rockwood.
RBI: PWV — Pollard, Patrick, Ritzman 3, Peterson, Annika Mason, Coady, Krafcyk 3. Three hits: PWV — Pollard. Two hits: PWV — Ritzman, Coady, Krafcyk. Doubles: PWV — Coady, Krafcyk.
Winning pitcher — Kamryn Adkins (walked one; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Hadaller (walked six; struck out none).
Bearcats 17, Bobcats 1
Paetlynn Lopez homered twice as reigning state 2A champion Chehalis walloped Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference contest Thursday at the Bishop Complex.
Annika Waring also homered for the Bearcats.
Tamara Corona and Sierra Hammond had two hits each for the Bobcats (0-2, 2-4). Corona was also cited for her defense at third base, while Reagan Glanz was praised for her catching.
“They’re a great team, very well coached,” AHS coach Scott Wilson said of Chehalis. “Our kids fought hard. It wasn’t our day.”
Aberdeen returns to action at Black Hills on Friday.
Chehalis 235 16 — 17 20 2
Aberdeen 100 00 — 1 4 2
RBI: Chehalis — Lopez 6, Whalen 2, Waring 3, Dean, Crawford 2, Bunker 2, Roberts. Aberdeen — Troseth. Four hits: Chehalis — Dean, Whalen. Three hits: Chehalis — Lopez, Waring. Two hits: Aberdeen — Corona, Hammond. Home runs: Chehalis — Lopez 2, Waring. Triples: Chehalis — Dean. Doubles: Chehalis — Dean, Vadala. Aberdeen — Hammond.
Winning pitcher — Vadala (walked two; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Powell (walked two; struck out two).
Chitwhins 11, Elks 10
AMANDA PARK — Taholah scored three runs in the fifth inning to edge Lake Quinault in a Coastal 1B League game Thursday at Amanda Park.
Teresa Billie had three hits and Denise Curleybear added two for the Chitwhins. Kariana Fowler had two hits for the Elks (0-2, 0-3).
Taholah capitalized on six Lake Quinault errors.
“We made a couple of really bad throwing errors with two outs and that killed us,” Lake Quinault coach Carlee Larson said.
He cited Liz Guardarrama for her pitching debut.
Taholah coach Jinny Marchand said her team exhibited a lot of mental toughness to pull out a win in the clutch.
“I was really proud of them because that’s the time when teams break down but they stayed focused and came through,” she said.
Both teams will be off until after the holiday break.
Taholah 602 03 — 11 9 3
L. Quinault 413 02 — 10 6 6
Billie and Black; Guadarrama and Saavedra.
Three hits: Taholah — Billie. Lake Quinault — Fowler. Two hits: Taholah — D. Curleybear. Lake Quinault — Spigler. Doubles: Taholah — N. McCrory, Curleybear. Lake Quinault — Fowler.
Winning pitcher — Billie (walked 9; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Guadarrama (walked five; struck out five).
Bulldogs 3, Bobcats 3
Montesano won a tiebreaker after splitting six matches with Aberdeen in non-league action Thursday at the Sam Benn Courts.
The Bulldogs collected victories from Anna Ayres in singles and the doubles teams of Danika Peterson-Alexa Couch and Sophie Barre-Destiny Muller. Aberdeen singles players Aleeta Pratt and Adrianna Vasquez and the doubles tandem of Molly Scroggs and Abbie Bradt prevailed.
The difference was that Monte’s Hannah Kloempken and Kathryn Thomas pushed Scroggs and Bradt to three sets, giving the Bulldogs (2-1) the tiebreaker advantage in winning sets.
Bulldog coach Teresa Helland cited Ayres’ singles play and her doubles teams’ net performance.
Montesano blanked Tenino, 5-0, on Wednesday. Helland cited Katelyn Currie for a good singles performance.
Both teams are idle until after spring break. Monte hosts Castle Rock on April 10. The Bobcats (2-2) travel to Black Hills on April 9.
Aleeta Pratt (A) def. Rachel Ayres, 6-1, 6-0; Adrianna Vasquez (A) def. Katelyn Currie, 6-1, 6-2; Anna Ayres (M) def. Kylie Knodel, 6-1, 6-1; Danika Peterson-Alexa Couch (M) def. Sonia Dominguez-Rachel Tageant, 6-3, 6-1; Sophie Barre-Destiny Muller (M) def. Hannah Erwin-Alexi Darst, 6-0, 6-1; Molly Scroggs-Abbie Bradt (A) def. Hannah Kloempken-Kathryn Thomas, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.